Agent Name

Polysorbate 80

CAS Number

9005-65-6

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Synonyms

Glycol (polysorbate 80); PEG-3 Sorbitan oleate; PEG-6 Sorbitan oleate; Polyethylene glycol (3) sorbitan monooleate; Polyethylene glycol 300 sorbitan monooleate; Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate; Polyoxyethylene (3) sorbitan monooleate; Polyoxyethylene (5) sorbitan monooleate; Akamuls PSMO 20; Alkamuls T 80; Armotan PMO-20; Atlox 1087; Atlox 8916TF; Capmul POE-O; Cemerol T 80; Cemesol TW 1020; Crill 10; Crill 11; Crill S 10; Crillet 4; Crillet 4 Super; Crillet 41; Disponil SMO 120; Drewmulse POE-SMO; Durfax 80; Ecoteric T 80; Emasol O 105R; Emsorb 6900; Emulson 100M; Ethoxylated sorbitan monooleate; Eumulgin SMO 20; Flo Mo SMO 20; Glycols, polyethylene, ether with sorbitan monooleate; Glycosperse O 20; Glycosperse O 5; Glycosperse O-20; Glycosperse O-20 VEG; Glycosperse O-20X; Hodag SVO 9; MO 55F; Monitan; Montanox 80; Myvatex MSPS; Nikkol TO; Nikkol TO 10; Nikkol TO 10M; Nissan Nonion OT 221; Nonion OT 221; Olothorb; PEG sorbitan oleate; PEG-20 sorbitan oleate; Polisorbac 60; Polyethylene oxide sorbitan mono-oleate; Polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitan monooleate; Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate; Polyoxyethylene sorbitan oleate; Polyoxyethylene(20) sorbitan monooleate; Polysorban 80; Polysorbate 80 B.P.C.; Polysorbate 80 BPC; Polysorbate 80, U.S.P.; Polysorbate 80, USP; Polysorbate 81; Protasorb O-20; Romulgin O; SVO 9; Sorbimacrogol oleate; Sorbimacrogol oleate 300; Sorbital 0 20; Sorbitan mono-9-octadecenoate poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivatives; Sorbitan, monooleate, polyoxyethylene derivs; Sorbon T 80; Sorethytan (20) monooleate; Sorethytan oleate; Sorlate; TO 10; Tween 80; Tween 80 A; Tween 81; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polyoxyethylenes

Description

Lemon to amber colored liquid; [Merck Index] Yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Polysorbates: Used as emulsifiers and dispersing agents in medicinal products, defoamers and emulsifiers in foods, and surfactants for pharmaceuticals; [Merck Index]

Comments

A complex mixture of polyoxyethylene ethers; [ChemIDplus] No skin irritation was observed in humans exposed to Tween 80 (trade name); [HSDB] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Toxic by ingestion--may cause chemical pneumonitis and intestinal obstruction; [CAMEO] Caused mild skin and eye irritation in rabbit studies; [MSDSonline]

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